Mobility and Modernity: Panama in the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Imagination

Mobility and Modernity: Panama in the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Imagination

by Robert D. Aguirre

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ISBN-13: 9780814213445
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 08/04/2017
Edition description: 1
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author



Robert D. Aguirre is Associate Professor of English at Wayne State University and author of Informal Empire: Mexico and Central American in Victorian Culture.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Mobility and Modernity 1

Chapter 1 Short Cuts: The Panama Railroad and the Making of the Yankee Strip 29

Chapter 2 Panama as St. Martin's-le-Grand: Communication and Mobility in Trollope's The West Indies and the Spanish Main 54

Chapter 3 Photographing Panama: Eadweard Muybridge and Trans-Hemispheric Modernity 76

Chapter 4 The Dissonant Lyre: The Panama Poetry of J. S. Gilbert, "Kipling of the Isthmus" 120

Epilogue The Isthmus as Tourist Paradise 148

Notes 165

Bibliography 181

Index 201

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